Optimization vs Maximization in B4T

Part 1 of a mini two part series. Maximization is a much older buzz word in the business world than “sustainability,” yet it certainly has never gone out of vogue. Maximizing shareholder value, maximizing profit, and their converse maxims, minimizing costs, etc. have...

REDEEMING COMPANY CULTURE

This post is contributed by a worker in the ME. You don’t have to let something slide for long before it becomes the new normal. Culture is what culture does. Culture isn’t what you intend it to be. It’s not what you hope or aspire for it to be. It’s what you do. So...

IS CALLING ENOUGH

The following is contributed by a B4T worker in the Middle East. B4T can be likened to the entrepreneurship of missions. This is mostly true in a literal sense – the majority of B4Ters are business owners. In his book, “The Founder’s Dilemmas,” Noam Wasserman of...

THE TAMARISK TREE

The following is contributed by a B4T worker in the Middle East Sustainability is all the rage at the moment. Everything is about sustainability, and the Church has bought into all the hype. Sustainability has its advantages and its necessity in our lives, but it is...

BURNING THE BOATS

The following is contributed by a B4Ter in the Arab world. Hernando Cortez was famous for the legend of landing in South America with only 700 men and an ambitious goal of conquering the continent for Spain. In order to ensure his men didn’t retreat in the face of new...

THE EXCELLENCE OF DANIEL

In August, at our network’s gathering, over 150 B4T workers, 100+ children, and another 100+ coaches, member care workers, investors, and mentors gathered to worship and celebrate God’s goodness, prayed over one another, shared, encouraged, and built one another...